NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.
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The Division of Workers' Compensation recently held hearings on the DWC proposed rules intended to provide guidelines for penalties for Carrier administrative violations. The proposed rules, required by the Legislature, grew out of complaints by stakeholders that the Division's current method of levying penalties were inconsistent of overly harsh with little explanation of how a penalty was derived.
In Senate Bill 1895, the Legislature amended the Texas Labor Code Section 415.021, to require the Division to adopt rules to provide a degree of consistency and fairness to the administrative penalties imposed by the Division:
(c-1) The commissioner shall adopt rules that require the
division, in the assessment of an administrative penalty against a
person, to communicate to the person information about the penalty,
(1) the relevant statute or rule violated;
(2) the conduct that gave rise to the violation; and
(3) the factors considered in determining the penalty.